Show the Salary equity in recruitment campaign receives backing of 28 charities

The Show the Salary campaign to tackle racism and discrimination in recruitment has attracted the support of 28 charities.

The campaign launched this month to encourage charities and charity recruiters to reveal the salaries of roles being advertised, rather than promoting them as having a “competitive salary”.

The group warns that such “salary secrecy” can fuel wage gaps and discrimination, with women and black candidates hardest hit.

Already more than a dozen charity recruitment agencies have backed the campaign.

And this week it emerged that 28 charities and charitable organisations have also signed the campaign’s pledge.

Save the Children, Birthrights, Anthony Nolan and Teenage Cancer Trust are among charities to sign up to the campaign.

Others include Salford CVS and the Equality Trust.

“As a human rights charity, tackling inequity and discrimination is at the heart of our ethos,” said Angela Style, interim chief executive at Birthright.

“We always show the salary when we recruit and love this campaign to get the whole charity sector to step up and help tackle gender, race and other pay gaps.”

Another to sign up, Reach Volunteering, added: “Reach Volunteering have always showed the salary on job ads. Why hide such a key piece of information?

“We want to attract the widest range, of the best possible candidates for the job. That means being transparent about what you can offer and assuring all candidates that they will be treated with respect and fairness. Hiding the salary just communicates the opposite.”

In addition, the Chartered Institute of Fundraising has backed the campaign.

“We want to see the fundraising profession become one where everyone is ‘the right fit’,” said the IoF.

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